In the Rockies today, energy, water and wolves are in the news.
Canada announced that it would allow a state-owned company from China to buy Canadian energy firm Nexen, although the decision comes with some conditions that will apply to all such deals in the future.
Those conditions include some reciprocity from foreign governments and a prohibition against foreign corporations holding controlling interests or some specific assets.
In the United States, the Western Governors Association is at work on an energy strategy for that 19-state organization that should be released by next year.
Concerns about oil and natural gas drilling operations on groundwater has Colorado set to begin monitoring groundwater before and after drilling occurs.
In Idaho, more details about the $30-million purchase of three fish farms by four groundwater districts have been released.
And today the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission will consider some restrictions on wolf trapping near Yellowstone National Park, after eight wolves collared for research within the park were shot and killed by hunters outside the park in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.